Draping Themis ‘statue’ to not end crisis: Jamaat

Staff Correspondent | Update:

Writ seeks removal of Greek goddess from SC premisesBangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami has demanded removal of the sculpture of Greek goddess Themis installed on the Supreme Court premises saying only wrapping the sculpture with clothes will not solve the problem.

In a statement issued on Thursday, nayeb-e-amir of the Islam-based largest political party Mujibur Rahman also claimed that the religion-loving people of the country and the ulema are united in favour of the removal of the “statue” of the Greek goddess. “And there is no confusion in this regard,” read the statement.

Jamaat, a key ally of primary opposition party, Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), also alleged that the government is playing a cat-and-mouse game with the issue of removing the “statue”. “And the religion-loving people and the ulema are deeply anxious and aggrieved with this.”

Demanding immediate removal of the sculpture, the party said the people will accept no deception in this regard.

“Draping the statue temporarily with cloths will not solve the problem. It will rather complicate the problem,” read the Jamaat statement.

The party said the people want to see the materialisation of prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s words towards removing the “statue”.  

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